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Gin & Tonic Jellies

Recipe by Sarah Saleheen from Boho Eatery

There are few things that scream summer more than a choma, a braai or a barbecue with friends and family in the sun. It’s a given that a friend will bring a friend who may bring another friend. Or even that a family member might bring along a new special someone; wink wink, nudge nudge. With more and more people choosing to live and eat differently, suddenly what to throw on the grill, other than a slab of rump, can be stressful. It needn’t be. Here are three recipes that are easily adaptable and mouth wateringly delicious



Photography William Namuks


¼ cup of water 1 cup gin, we’re partial to Hendricks

2/3 cup tonic water

300 g castor sugar

2 ½ tsp agar agar

2 limes, zest & juice

pinch of sea salt

½ English cucumber, cut into 1 cm cubes

Fresh berries Limes


1. Divide the cucumber and berries into small glasses or ramekins

2. Place the water, sugar, agar-agar, salt and lime zest in a small pan and bring to a gentle boil, whisking constantly until everything has dissolved

3. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes

4. Add the lime juice, tonic water and gin and whisk in and bring to a quick boil

5. Pour into glasses/ramekins and leave to cool

6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until fully set

7. Decorate with fresh berries